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Altice needs a long-term strategy

Published 22 Nov 2017 11:45 CET | France, Portugal, United States

"Altice seeks to reassure investors, plans disposal of non-core assets", according to recent news. The headline begs some questions: what went wrong, why are investors ...

EQT can consolidate rest of Dutch cable market

Published 20 Nov 2017 11:55 CET | Netherlands

EQT Infrastructure III, a fund of the Swedish investor EQT, has agreed to acquire Dutch operator CIF and its unit CAIW from the local investor Rabo Bouwfonds CIF. The deal ...

T-Mobile, Tele2 merger in Netherlands no-brainer for scale benefits, as spectrum licence window opens ahead of 5G auction

Published 16 Nov 2017 16:28 CET | Netherlands

Deutsche Telekom is considering merging its Dutch business T-Mobile Netherlands with Tele2's local unit or listing the company on the stock market, CEO Tim Hoettges said at ...

Orange Bank: fintech as new element for differentiation

Published 03 Nov 2017 10:51 CET | France

Orange has launched its Orange Bank in France, delivered as a completely mobile application. Orange Bank offers an account with bank card and various services, such as ...

Amazon prepares for second HQ in North America, but where will HQ3 come?

Published 24 Oct 2017 12:33 CET | North America

Amazon has received 238 applications from cities and states interested in hosting the e-commerce giant's second headquarters. While the call for applications was valid only ...

New CEO Ibarra to lead KPN into 'next phase'

Published 20 Oct 2017 12:48 CET | Netherlands

KPN has named Maximo Ibarra the successor to its CEO Eelco Blok. The proposal from the supervisory board still needs to be approved at an EGM. Ibarra will take up the ...

International call prices don't need regulating

Published 03 Jul 2017 17:01 CET | Europe

In the wake of the recent introduction of 'roam like at home' in the EU, a number of consumer groups and politicians have called for similar regulation of international call ...

Did Tele2 NL just put its fixed-line consumer unit up for sale?

Published 19 Jun 2017 18:20 CET | Netherlands

Consolidation in the telecoms sector continues. Telenet just received approval for taking over SFR BeLux from Altice and may have its eyes on Voo next. In France, Bouygues ...

Tele2 takes on new challenger role with unlimited plans, turning mobile data into commodity

Published 16 May 2017 12:39 CET | Netherlands

Commoditisation has been around for some time in the telecom sector. After the launch of Skype in 2003, market watchers were already calling voice 'just another application'. ...

Quad-play battle starts: VodafoneZiggo matches KPN

Published 21 Apr 2017 13:16 CET | Netherlands

VodafoneZiggo launched at the start of this month its new offer for quad-play households taking Ziggo (fixed) and Vodafone (mobile) services at the same address. The ...

Facebook's hardware strategy can't come too soon

Published 22 Mar 2017 14:00 CET | World

Facebook will hold next month its annual developers conference F8 in San Jose. According to unconfirmed reports, hardware is expected to take a central role in the ...

Telenet wants to be number one but still has a long way to go

Published 22 Feb 2017 16:08 CET | Belgium

Telenet reported revenues of EUR 629 million for the fourth quarter, an increase of 2.1 percent pro forma for the takeover of Base. Since Base has been consolidated (February ...

Dutch takeover law sympathetic, but risks bureaucracy, arbitrariness and discounts

Published 21 Feb 2017 11:40 CET | Netherlands

The Dutch government has proposed legislation giving it the right to block takeovers of essential infrastructure or services. An investigation would be launched if the ...

NLziet, T-Mobile to lead Dutch market evolution in 2017

Published 20 Jan 2017 11:33 CET | Netherlands

The Dutch telecom market is set for dramatic changes in 2017. Mergers, the arrival of new OTT providers and continued investment in infrastructure are the most important ...

Preview 2017: Dutch telecom market set for dramatic changes

Published 27 Dec 2016 12:58 CET | Netherlands

The Dutch telecom landscape is set for dramatic changes in 2017. Ziggo and Vodafone Netherlands will merge, while T-Mobile and Youfone are entering the fixed market, ...

AT&T and Time Warner: not a trend to follow

Published 25 Oct 2016 16:41 CET | Latin America, United States, World

AT&T's proposed takeover of Time Warner raises two big questions: will the deal obtain regulatory approval and why do they want to merge? While regulators are likely to clear ...

What happens to cable's WiFi-first strategy after mobile mergers?

Published 26 Sep 2016 14:26 CET | World

Cable and mobile operators are leading the consolidation wave in Europe, driven by companies such as Liberty Global and Vodafone. After Germany, Spain and Belgium, the ...

Tele2, fibre operators likely bidders for Vodafone NL fixed business

Published 03 Aug 2016 17:31 CET | Netherlands

The European Commission has given the green light to the planned merger of Ziggo and Vodafone Netherlands. The two companies will be merged in a 50-50 joint venture, with a ...

Tele2 Netherlands: time to buy or be bought

Published 14 Jul 2016 16:36 CET | Europe, Netherlands

Consolidation has reduced the Dutch market to six national players of significant size: KPN, Ziggo, Vodafone, T-Mobile, Tele2 and M7. With the planned merger of Ziggo and ...

T-Mobile NL management overhaul suggests DT may be ready to sell

Published 23 Jun 2016 14:31 CET | Netherlands

Deutsche Telekom has announced major changes in the management at its subsidiary T-Mobile Netherlands. The current CEO is leaving, and it's still searching for a successor. ...

Will the Dutch telecom market end up like Belgium?

Published 20 Jun 2016 16:22 CET | Netherlands, Western Europe

The telecom markets of Western Europe show significant underlying differences. With Ziggo and Vodafone Netherlands planning to merge, what will happen in the Netherlands? We ...

French consumer big winner after Orange-Bouygues talks fail

Published 04 Apr 2016 14:31 CET | France

Orange and Bouygues announced that they were not able to agree on a merger deal. The news sent the share prices of all four French operators lower on Euronext, as they face ...

KPN simplifies further and becomes an attractive takeover target

Published 09 Mar 2016 12:55 CET | Netherlands

KPN has unveiled its new strategy for the coming years, under the name 'Simplify, Grow, Innovate'. Its financial bottom line is expected to improve thanks to savings on opex ...

Vodafone NL and Ziggo merger aimed at cost savings, dividends

Published 19 Feb 2016 16:14 CET | Netherlands

Vodafone Netherlands and Ziggo are doing their best to emphasize that nothing will change on the Dutch market after their planned merger. KPN gave a brave face and said it ...

Vodafone and Ziggo merger may lead to wholesale cable access

Published 02 Feb 2016 18:40 CET | Netherlands

Vodafone and Liberty Global are in talks about forming a joint venture in the Netherlands. This would include their respective activities in the Netherlands - Vodafone's ...

 




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